Well I’ll be damned lawmill. When I was writing that thread I just threw in two mid-engine makes so I could narrow down the field.
I had no clue about the lotus connection. All the more reason I like that car.
I’ll be honest here, I’m a big fan and all, but I’m not a diehard. I had no clue what the MKI-MKII distinction was referring to. I thought it might be referring to the engine size and whatnot- I knew they had tinkered around with that. Instead, I learn you’re talking about the model changes the MR2 went through. Three to date, I believe.
Both of mine were MKI’s. I was, and still am, struck with the design. Besides, I worked with a guy who had the MKII and he had nothing but problems with it.
When they came out with the third design, I completely lost interest in it. I’m a MKI fan at heart.
I’m finding that my fascination with that car is going to be costly. In Minnesota, the cars didn’t last long. Mine, and others that I’ve been looking at, were notoriously bad with rust- especially in the back end. Ironically enough, they were great on snow, however. Damn thing went through everything I could toss at it. People would literally do a double take when I came cruising down a snow-covered road without a care in the world.
Oh well, I’ll still get one. And when I do, I’ll be poking around that cite you mentioned- Thanks.